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Read about our mission and what we do.

Pet Rescue of Mercer is an all volunteer, not-for-profit animal 501 (c)(3) rescue group based in Mercer County, NJ. PRM rescues neglected, abused, and abandoned animals from local shelters by finding quality homes for them. 

Pet Rescue of Mercer is an all volunteer, not-for-profit animal 501 (c)(3) rescue group based in Mercer County, NJ. PRM rescues neglected, abused, and abandoned animals from local shelters by finding quality homes for them. 

Sadly, the animals that are being routinely destroyed in Mercer County and around the country are not just the neglected or abused strays. Pets are abandoned when families move, landlords forbid animals, the pet has costly medical problems or circumstances simply change. PRM pulls animals from shelters to prevent unnecessary euthanasia and helps keep dogs and cats out of shelters by working directly with owners to rehome their pets. 

 

PRM does not have a facility, so adoptable dogs and cats are placed into foster homes until they can be found permanent homes. Our adoption days are every Saturday at the Hamilton Marketplace Petsmart in Hamilton, NJ from 11AM to 1PM.

Saving one animal will not change the world, but surely for that one animal, the world will change forever.

OUR HISTORY

Pet Rescue of Mercer was founded by Jenny Swingle of Hamilton Township in 1997.  PRM was created when two people shared their concern over the plight of stray and abandonded animals at a random meeting in an animal shelter parking lot. From that day, PRM has grown one person, one phone call, one meeting, one dollar at a time. 

OUR MISSION & WHAT WE DO

64 dogs and cats are euthanized EVERYDAY in municipal shelters in New Jersey.*  

Since 1997, Pet Rescue of Mercer has been working to change that in a variety of ways.

Sadly, the animals that are being routinely destroyed in Mercer County and around the country are not just the neglected or abused strays. Tragically, pets are abandoned when families move, when landlords forbid animals, or when they simply fall out of favor. PRM pulls animals from shelters to prevent unnecessary euthanization and works directly with owners to rehome their pets. Adoptable dogs and cats are placed into foster homes or privately boarded until they can be found permanent homes.  Through our foster program, loving individuals and families offer their home and their love as temporary foster parents to homeless dogs, cats and bunnies.

 

Pet Rescue of Mercer actively promotes local municipal animal shelters and rescue groups as the best source for animal adoptions. We utilize social media and our web site, flyers placed in public and private businesses, advertisements & community events to convey our message.

 

PRM offers a "Foster Your Own Pet" FYOP program designed to help keep animals in homes rather than entering a shelter. FYOP works! Through support and education, FYOP has kept many, many animals from ever having to enter a shelter.

 

Pet Rescue of Mercer provides extensive medical care, above and beyond what most municipal shelters are willing to pay. Urgent medical problems are very often the only thing standing between animals and a loving, adoptive home. PRM is dedicated to helping animals receive the veterinary care that they so desperately need to help them correct and treat extreme medical issues, congenital defects and other injuries. 

 

PRM attends numerous local community events throughout the year to promote the importance of rescue and adoption.

*Based on 23,490 dogs and cats euthanized in 2013. Source: NJ Dept. of Health and Sr. Services. 2013 Animal Intake and Disposition. 

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